Billy Portemont, 83, Phillipsburg, Ohio, passed away Sept. 21, 2012, at 12:50 p.m.
He was born July 1, 1929, in Brazil, to the late John and Isa (Barnes) Portemont.
Billy loved to work crossword puzzles.
He was also a very avid walker and a big history buff.
He especially loved his animals.
Billy had worked at ABF as a truck driver.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Christopher Portemont, brother Johnny Portemont, and sisters Kathleen Bush, Betty Harper and Mary LeMay.
Billy is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty Jayne (Louderback) Portemont, Phillipsburg, Ohio, whom he married June 9, 1949, sons and daughters-in-law Billy and Stephanie Portemont, Brookville, Ohio, and Michael and Lisa Portemont, Vancouver, Wash., and daughter Jonisa Portemont and partner Suzanne Pearson, Phillipsburg, Ohio, extended family Kathy Portemont, Gordon, Ohio, Robin Kleismit, Columbus, Ohio, Dawn Gilbert, Indiana, Shirlie King, Union, Ohio, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A casual gathering to celebrate Billy's life will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from 2-4 p.m., at the Hunter's Club, Phillipsburg, Ohio.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
The family is being served by Braund Funeral Home, New Madison, Ohio.